Sunday, July 6, 2008

Survey Says... No Recipe Today

I burned my tongue badly yesterday (damn my obsession with green tea!) and so haven't been too apt to cooking anything. That said, either tomorrow or Tuesday I'll have Andrew's birthday meal recipe (mmm... short ribs - and CAKE!) to share with everyone for ARF / 5-A-Day at Sweetnicks, which I regrettably missed last week (though not the cake, that was Friday, remember? Maybe cross-section photos though).

So, for filler, here's my answers to a foodie survey (which I know is very old and tired on the blogs, so I'm not tagging anyone) that I found on Eat... and Be Merry. Read if you like, I won't be hurt if you don't (pshht, like I'd know!) and if you haven't done this yet and want to, feel free to let me know! I'd love to read your responses.
  1. How do you like your eggs?
    Cheesy scrambled (with either Mozzarella cheese-strings or processed cheese slices - but only when Grandpa made ‘em!), or French toast or over-medium, back when I could eat them.
  2. How do you take your coffee/tea?
    Can't have the coffee anymore, but I drink my green and herbal teas straight up, and my decaf orange pekoe iced with lemon and honey or Sugar Twin.
  3. Favourite breakfast food?
    Fake French toast (egg whites only) made with stevia, maple extract and pie spice and topped with cranberry sauce, or Kamut puffs plain, no milk (ew, milk in cereal!)
  4. Peanut butter: Smooth or crunchy?
    Smooth... I miss PB!
  5. What kind of dressing on your salad?
    I loved the Caesar back in the day, but I like plain malt or sherry vinegar now.
  6. Coke or Pepsi?
    Decaf Coke.
  7. You’re feeling lazy, what do you make?
    You know, I never feel too lazy to cook myself a good meal. Cooking is entertainment for me. So, I'd have to say Japanese-flavoured bulgur wheat and Savoy cabbage topped with sashimi grade tuna.
  8. You’re feeling really lazy. What kind of pizza do you order?
    Oh God, PIZZA?! Are we assuming I can eat it and not get sick? Yes? Okay then - goat cheese, lots of red sauce, broccoli, shrimp, mushrooms, tomatoes and onions. Thin crust. Mmmm...
  9. You feel like cooking. What do you make?
    Usually it's a baking thing. Bread, brownies and cookies are good stress relievers for me. If it has to be cooking savoury, I like making cabbage rolls and lasagne.
  10. Do any foods bring back good memories?
    Very un-foodie, but Passion Flakes, canned frosting, refrigerated cookie dough and stale marshmallows bring back awesome memories of grade 9 bus trips. Rice Krispie squares and Chocolate Chip cookies a la JCR bring back good memories of cooking class!
  11. Do any foods bring back bad memories?
    Rum balls, 2L bottles of Coke and No Name PB - ick.
  12. Do any foods remind you of someone?
    Mincemeat tarts, pancakes and BBQ'd potatoes remind me of my dad. Egg-and-flour battered pork tenderloin cutlets as well as challah and brioche remind me of my mom. Passion flakes remind me of my friends James, Heather, John, John and Erika.
  13. Is there a food you refuse to eat?
    Um, theres a few ;-). Avocado, grapefruit, egg salad and coconut cream pie spring immediately to mind. Oh, and the odd Jell-O and Cool Whip mould thing Andrew's dad makes every Christmas. I can`t get over the texture.
  14. What was your favourite food as a child?
    Mac & Cheese (KD or Presidents Choice white cheddar), baked cheese capelletti, chocolate cake and my moms shortbreads.
  15. Is there a food that you hated as a child but now like?
    Brussels sprouts, green beans, rice, beets, green and black tea.
  16. Is there a food that you liked as a child but now hate?
    Coffee (drank it from when I was 5ish, now it makes me wretch!), scalloped potatoes, iced cappuccinos (trust me, once you fill and clean those machines at Tims, you never want another).
  17. Favourite fruit and vegetable?
    Fruit - Fresh, in season peaches, honeycrisp apples or Asian pears. Vegetable - Savoy cabbage, Brussels sprouts or tomatoes.
  18. Favourite junk food?
    Dark chocolate (70% or bust!).
  19. Favourite between meal snack?
    Well, I eat pretty much constantly but it`s usually the same thing. I`ll say unsweetened almond milk with cocoa powder and sugar free coffee flavouring syrup. Or fruit.
  20. Do you have any weird food habits?
    I eat very slowly, and hate people watching me eat (usually because what I eat isn't "normal" food) and I only eat my cold cereal dry.
  21. You’re on a diet. What food(s) do you fill up on?
    Haha... basically what I eat now - whole grains with limited wheat, lots of water, beans and tons of veggies.
  22. You’re off your diet. Now what would you like?
    4-cheese baked capelletti, a slice of brownie caramel cheesecake and a giant Disney World cinnamon bun - extra icing. Oh, and a double chocolate Costco muffin.
  23. How spicy do you order Indian/Thai?
    Medium - hot.
  24. Can I get you a drink?
    Water?? I don't drink.
  25. Red or White Wine?
    Neither, hate the taste.
  26. Favourite dessert?
    Caramel brownie cheesecake, my mom's red velvet cake, hazelnut baklava
  27. The perfect nightcap?
    Bailey's in a cup of hot chocolate

1 comment :

Dragon said...

Poor you. :( I burned my tongue badly once and it took a couple of weeks before things tasted the same.

I'm also a fan of cheese in my scramble eggs. yummy!